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Illustrations of hell: North Korean defector sketches horrors of prison camps

Illustrations of hell: North Korean defector sketches horrors of prison camps | escape camp 14 | Scoop.it
A North Korean defector sketched disturbing scenes of torture and starvation from his six years in one of the country’s brutal prisons. The illustrations are part of a new, damning United Nations report that directly implicated leader Kim Jong Un in crimes against humanity reminiscent of the Nazis.
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Here there are sketches showing the abuse that they would take from the guards for no reason. This also shows how they would be in the field all day and also be worked until there bones couldn't work anymore.

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escape camp 14 - Google Search

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Camp 14 is a book about a life that was almost taken by the way the North Koreans lived life. Shin was the one that was able to escape and plan his way to freedom. It takes a real man to escape from the situation he was in.

 

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in camp 14 they were in a position and a situation that could not be controlled in north korea. Shin was able to escape from the terrifying camp that him and also his mother had lived in. He is the first person that has ever escaped from a north Korean prison camp. We have never been able to see these camps in north korea, but we can see they are real from pictures from satelites. The book talks about Shin's life in the camp from his point of view. Then, it talks about how he managed to escape from one of the highest security prisons in north korea. After that he talks about how his life is when he gets out. He finds the simplest things to be the most amazing. He is grateful for every bite of food he gets because he was never able to eat whatever he wanted. Shin was born in the camp so he never didn't even know that there was a world outside of the camp.

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North Korea: 'We were forced to eat grass and soil'

North Korea: 'We were forced to eat grass and soil' | escape camp 14 | Scoop.it
The testimonies, one after another, have been damning, disturbing and, at points, excruciating.
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 This CNN article really put all of the other information all together. In the website, it explains another similar story about a women giving birth in the prison camp, "A North Korean prison camp survivor told of a pregnant woman in a condition of near-starvation who gave birth to a baby -- a new life born against all odds in a grim camp. A security agent heard the baby's cries and beat the mother as a punishment." The UN did some investigations into what is happening in North Korea and they believe that North Korea has committed crimes against humanity. I believe they did because of the way they treated the prisoners and how little food they were given to survive with. The article states that North Korea believes in guilt by association which means that if someone in your family did something wrong, you can be punished just for being related to them. The article also explains the life of some of the guards and prisoners in these camps, just like Shin. As we learn more and more about what is happening in North Korea, the more disturbing evidence we find.

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Kim Jong-Il

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 Kim Jong il was one of the worst rulers the world has ever seen. His family has been in power in North Korea for a lot of years. He has been considered a threat to the US because of North Korea's nuclear weapons. The author talks about how North korea has been doing terrorist activities such as bombing a plane which killed 95 South Korean passengers and 20 flight attendants. Jong il does not like to talk to many foreign countries except he has a good relationship with communist China. North Korea captured 2 American reporters because they were on the boarder and they were ordered to a work camp like Shin, but the Clinton eventually got them back. Jong il died in 2011 from a heart attack.

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Eight Sketches of Life Inside North Korea’s Prison Camps That Will Haunt You

Eight Sketches of Life Inside North Korea’s Prison Camps That Will Haunt You | escape camp 14 | Scoop.it
People being forced to stand for hours. Prisoners feeding off of rats and snakes. Forty people forced into the same cell and made to crawl on their hands and knees. That’s the reality of life in a North Korea prison camp, as depicted by a series of haunting sketches included...
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This article is showing you a drawn out version of how the prisoners had to work. They would not let them sit down they would be standing most of the day, also they could not speak out of turn or they would have punishments.

 

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Shin Dong Hyuk (North Korea) - NED at 30 Years

Shin Dong Hyuk (North Korea) - NED at 30 Years | escape camp 14 | Scoop.it
Note: Shin Dong Hyuk is affiliated with the Database Center for North Korean Human Rights (NKDB), which is a long-time NED grantee.
Prison camp escapee and human rights advocate
Shin Dong Hyuk, 30, was born in Kacheon, a North Korean “total-control zone” slave labor camp for political prisoners. Shin Dong Hyuk, who escaped from the prison eight years ago, is the only person born in a North Korean prison camp known to have ever escaped and lived to tell the story.…
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A man of passion power and respect for the things he has encountered in his lifetime. The horrific sites he has seen and the grind and hurt he has gone through.  

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North Korean prisoner escaped after 23 brutal years - YouTube

Born in a prison camp, Shin Dong-hyuk describes how three generations of a family are incarcerated if one family member is considered disloyal. Anderson Coop...
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this man talks about his life and his encounters in prison camps. This 60 minute show with shin reveals a whole lot of things people do not know and dont understand. 

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North Korean prison camps challenge world's conscience

 
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 This article talks about the hard times of working in the prison camps in North Korea. Most of the people die from starving and they eat just about anything they can find. When the author talks about torture he says,"Prisoners are routinely tortured by being beaten, handcuffed and hung in the air, or forced to stand for hours on tip-toe in cold water so deep that they can barely keep their mouths and noses above water." This shows how bad the living conditions are for these people and this is why I chose the scope of human rights because they really do not have rights in these camps. The government controls everything they do. When they buy things like radios, the government puts only what they want the people to listen to. We believe that there are about 100,000 people. The guards mistreat the pregnant women in the camps.  The alliance between China and North Korea is a big threat to the US and to the world because we do not know much about what is in North Korea. 

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North and South Korea: A Fifty-Year Struggle for Peace and Reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula

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There have been problems in North Korea for many years, According to the article, the US and the winners split Korea because it was owned by Japan which had lost the war. When the Cold War happened, the North was controlled by the Soviet Union and their communist ideas spread to the people. Both the North and the South believed they owned the entire country and they set up their own government. The two leaders never met until 2000 where they met face to face. The person from the North was Kim Jong il. This has to do with the scopes on North Korea and Kim Jong il. This relates to the book because this is the setting of the book and Kim Jong il is the person who made the rules of the prison camps.

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